DIY Sugar Scrubs

Summer is the perfect time for treating your skin to some nice sugar scrubs. Fortunately, care2 has some ideas for cheap and easy scrubs that will rejuvenate your skin. There are some recipes for simple sugar scrubs involving sugar and oil in care2’s archived articles. Here’s one scrub that involves 1 ripe banana, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or another favorite essential oil (optional). This is how you can make a banana body sugar scrub that will nourish and gently exfoliate and tighten your skin.

Mash ingredients together with a fork into a chunky paste. Do not overmix or it will become too watery. If you want a banana scrub for your face, reserve some of the banana and mash it separately without sugar.

In the shower, before turning the water on, slather the sugar mixture and gently massage over your body. For your face, gently massage plain banana there, avoiding the eye area. Rinse off with warm water.

Head over to 5 Homemade Sugar Scrubs for 4 more great skin-pleasing recipes!